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Snipe, Solitary
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Gallinago solitaria
Afghanistan, Alaska, Asia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Global, India, IndoChina, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Middle East, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North America, Pakistan, PakistanIndiaBanghladesh, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkestan, Turkmenistan, United States Read more
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The global population is estimated to number c.11,000-110,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2006), while national population estimates include: c.100-10,000 breeding pairs, < c.50 individuals on migration and < c.50 wintering individuals in China; c.50-1,000 individuals on migrat ...
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This is a large and heavy snipe 29–31 cm long with a stocky body and relatively short legs for a wader. Its upperparts, head and neck are streaked and patterned with medium brown stripes and whitish edges to the feathers forming lines down its back. The face is whitish. The breast is ginger-brown and the belly is white with brown barring on the flanks. The brown and black bill is long, straight and fairly slender. The legs and feet are yellowish-olive to yellowish-brown. All plumages are similar, but females average larger. ...
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